Oskar Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been named the 2021 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the league announced Tuesday.

Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild and Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks were the other finalists.

The annual award is given to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. It's voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Lindblom was also a finalist in 2020. The 24-year-old recovered from Ewing's sarcoma - a rare form of blood cancer - and was a regular in Philadelphia's lineup this season.

"Just to be able to get back on the ice again was so, so good, and I can't say more than that," Lindblom said. "It was an awesome feeling to be back on the ice again."

He added: "I would like to thank my family, my girlfriend, my whole team, the organization, and especially the doctors and nurses who have been helping me along the way, and everyone else who have been with me the whole way. I just want to say a big thank you to all of you."

Lindblom finished the year with eight goals and six assists.

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